Cathedral of the Assumption, Dubrovnik

Cathedral of the Assumption, Dubrovnik (must see)

The Assumption Church is an impressive structure that has undergone a lot of change over the years. The original cathedral was a Byzantine-style construction that was built in the 6th Century. So, a church of one type or another has been here a very long time. The whole building was redone in a construction phase that lasted over 100 years, starting in the 12th century. At that time, a more Romanesque style of design was incorporated into the building. Local legend has it that the change was financed by King Richard the Lionheart after he was rescued here during his campaigns. Like most buildings in Dubrovnik, this one was badly damaged during the great earthquake of 1667 and rebuilt in a Baroque style.

On the inside, there is a beautiful painting of the assumption of Mary, done by Titian around 1552 A.D., along with a copy of Raphael’s “Virgin of the Chair”. The local sacred art collection is also worth a look, as it is typical of the type of work being done here during the 1500s.

Why You Should Visit:
Albeit smaller than expected on the inside, Titian's polyptych, as well as the very unique and simply beautiful Stations of the Cross, really make a visit here worthwhile.
At night, the cathedral is lit and becomes a magical place, which keeps its old aspect – there are no restaurants/bars in the area, just people passing and old stones.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 8am-5pm; Sun: 11am-5pm (Easter-Oct), Mon-Sat: 9am-12pm / 4-5pm (Nov-Easter)
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Cathedral of the Assumption
Sight Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Create Your Own Walk in Dubrovnik

Create Your Own Walk in Dubrovnik

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Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik

Specialty Shopping Tour in Dubrovnik

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 km
Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

Dubrovnik Museums and Galleries Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Daily Life Tour in Dubrovnik

Daily Life Tour in Dubrovnik

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour

Christian Dubrovnik Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km